Annual Watertown student art show lines up nicely

Work from all grades to be on display at Watertown Mall from April 1-26; opening reception to be held Monday, April 4, at 5 p.m.

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A cupcake by Hosmer Elementary third-grader Cammy Farrar, a work inspired by a lesson on Wayne Thiebaud and one that will be included in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show that will run from April 1 to April 26 at Watertown Mall.

A cupcake by Hosmer Elementary third-grader Cammy Farrar, a work inspired by a lesson on Wayne Thiebaud and one that will be included in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show that will run from April 1 to April 26 at Watertown Mall.

Raider Times photo / Cammy Farrar

Raider Times photo / Cammy Farrar

A cupcake by Hosmer Elementary third-grader Cammy Farrar, a work inspired by a lesson on Wayne Thiebaud and one that will be included in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show that will run from April 1 to April 26 at Watertown Mall.

Eva Alessandroni, Raider Times staff

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Each spring, Watertown public schools put together an exhibit featuring art created by all ages; grades ranging from kindergarten to 12th.

This year, the art show will be back again, hosted at the Watertown Mall, and running from Friday, April 1, to Tuesday, April 26.

On Monday, April 4, there will be a reception held from 5-7 p.m. when families can come in and see the pieces, talk to the teachers, and enjoy free refreshments. As HaeIn Kim, the art teacher at the Hosmer Elementary, stated, “The annual WPS art show is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the hard work and creativity of our students, and showcase our passion for the visual arts in our schools.”

"Portrait of Fiona" a work in colored pencil by Watertown High senior Julia Harrington, which was awarded a Gold Key in the 2016 Massachusetts Scholastic Art Awards and will be included in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show at Watertown Mall from April 1 to April 26.

Raider Times photo / Julia Harrington
“Portrait of Fiona” a work in colored pencil by Watertown High senior Julia Harrington, which was awarded a Gold Key in the 2016 Massachusetts Scholastic Art Awards and will be included in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show at Watertown Mall from April 1 to April 26.

For the past couple of years, the art show has followed different themes, pertaining to different styles and techniques of art. This year, the pieces chosen for the show will all reflect the theme of how line is portrayed, and how lines affect the emotional quality of visual art.

Though all the pieces will follow this general theme, each students’ piece is entirely unique, broadening out into all different aspects. The show will include drawings, paintings, and even digital design and photography. As for where students got their inspiration for their work could be anything from a lesson on Wayne Thiebaud’s desert paintings, to a lesson on animals from the Amazon Rainforest, to lessons on how to create portraits.

This art show is a great time for the whole community to get together, and celebrate the talents students show within every grade. As Donna Calleja, the art teacher at Watertown High, put it, “It isn’t just about ‘the award winners,’ it’s about everybody just doing their best, enjoying to make art, and to show parents and the public at large the real variety of experiences kids have.”

With that, if you happen to visit the Watertown Mall any time during the month of April, make sure to check out the exhibits, and see all the talent the students of Watertown have to offer.

A hyacinth macaw by Hosmer second-grader Evey Long, one of the works to be displayed in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show that will run from April 1 to April 26 at Watertown Mall.

Raider Times photo / Evey Long
A hyacinth macaw by Hosmer second-grader Evey Long, one of the works to be displayed in the 2016 Watertown public schools art show that will run from April 1 to April 26 at Watertown Mall.

–April 1, 2016–

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